A brutal Putin parody: spot the references

RFE/RL posted this parody of Putin’s long reign today, with an invitation to readers to see if they can spot the many cultural references in it. As Thomas More once said: “The Devil, that proud spirit, cannot endure to be mocked.” I’m . . . Continue reading →

Some questions on Iran and nukes

Our friends over at The Diplomat asked me to take some questions from Facebook and Twitter today about Iran, and about nuclear weapons in general. You can read the interview here.

Another Cold War nuclear near-miss

Another story to add to the “things we wish we didn’t know” file, courtesy of the invaluable “Nuclear Vault” series at the  National Security Archive  of The George Washington University. In November 1979, National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski was awakened in the . . . Continue reading →